DZ Deathrays want to make their next album “punchier”

Thrash-pop duo DZ Deathrays plan to have album number two completed and released by the end of this year.

Speaking to FL last week, singer and one half of the Queensland outfit, Shane Parsons, divulged that he and drummer Simon Ridley are already working on the new album and plan to have it finished this year. “Hopefully by the middle of the year we’ll have some new material and by the end of the year we’ll have an album.”

The duo is retreating to a location outside of Brisbane for some writing sessions to work on the follow-up to 2012’s Bloodstreams. “We’ve got some writing sessions that we’re going to do … we’re getting together and going out to the countryside.” Parsons said he wanted the new album to be shorter and more hard-hitting than Bloodstreams, which features 13 tracks over 42 minutes. “I think this album will probably be shorter in length … I want to make the next album punchier.”

Following their appearances at this year’s Groovin The Moo festival, the pair will head over to the UK in May where Parsons said they’ll aim to finish the second album. “If we find the right studio and producer then we’ll try and get [the songs] down onto tape and have them out when we get back.”

Before they head overseas DZ Deathrays will be supporting The Bronx on their Australian tour, which kicks off with a three-night stint at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel on April 24. Prior to that they’re embarking on a headline tour of their own in April. The “Teenage Kickstarts” tour will head to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. It’ll be the band’s last shows promoting the ARIA-winning Bloodstreams.

The full interview will be published on FL soon.

DZ Deathrays ‘Teenage Kickstarts’ tour

Thursday, April 4 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane

Saturday, April 6 – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney

Friday, April 12 – CATS VS I OH YOU @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide

Saturday, April 13 – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne